M & A Law Prof Blog

Editor: Brian JM Quinn
Boston College Law School

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year ... is that another merger wave coming?

Ok, I'm back.  What with the holiday, writing, and getting ready for the new semester, I don't know where the time goes.  In any event, I'm back...and with good tidings for the new year.  CNBC is back on the band wagon reporting the next merger wave:

"In terms of the numbers, we'll see announced M&A going up more rapidly than completed M&A—Q2, Q3 we'll see M&A activity beginning to come in. And that's really going be the story, which is the next wave."

And CNBC is not alone.  Yesterday, the WSJ had a nice run-down of corporate optimism and the cash piles that they hope to fund the next wave under the headline "Big Firms Poised to Spend Again":

"We preserved cash" over the past few years, said Jim Flaws, chief financial officer of Corning Inc. "Now we're turning around and feeling comfortable about our outlook and spending it."

I guess things are looking up for 2011.  Let's hope.



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